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Apply the pattern to identify the two odd ones out

In this worksheet, students will identify the two words that do not fit in with the rest.

'Apply the pattern to identify the two odd ones out' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Relationships

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this activity you need to be a good spotter, so let’s focus!  Are you ready?

 

In the following set of words, two of the words do not relate to the other three. Which are the two odd words out?

Rose   Tulip    Pink   Daffodil    Grass

 

The odd words are pink and grass.

This is because rose, tulip and daffodil are all types of flower.


 

Let’s try another:

Which two words are not related to the other three here?

Lamb   Sow    Leveret    Mouse    Duckling

 

The two odd words are sow and mouse.

This is because the other three words are the names for baby animals.

 

 

Here is a list of animals and the name for their young:

 Animal  Young
 Bear  Cub
 Goat  Kid
 Pig  Piglet
 Deer  Fawn
 Hare  Leveret
Cow  Calf
 Swan  Cygnet
 Eagle  Eaglet
 Goose  Gosling
 Horse  Foal
 Duck  Duckling

 

Make sure that you make a note of any new words.

 

Now, it’s time for you to track down the odd words out! Good luck!

 

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

Use the information you have just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

Chameleon Gecko Adder Iguana Python

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

Chimpanzee Gorilla Orangutan Baboon Mandrill

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

Lion Fox Wolf Jaguar Cougar

The two odd words out don't have to be related but often they are to try and challenge you!

Identifying the category that links the three remaining words is very helpful because you can make a confident choice.

 

Look at these five words. What is the category that links the 3 words that you are going to keep?

 

 

Cumulus  Cirrus  Stratus   Cupid  Arrow

 

Space

Clouds

Latin

Roman Gods

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong below.

 

 

Cumulus Cirrus Stratus Cupid Arrow

Look at these five words. What is the category that links the 3 words that you are going to keep?

 

 

Unicorn  Rhinoceros  Dragon  Sphinx  Crocodile

 

Reptiles

Animals

Mythical creatures

Extinct animals

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong below.  Read the question carefully!

 

 

 

 

Unicorn Rhinoceros Dragon Elephant Crocodile
  • Question 1

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
In the snake family, we should have cobra, python and adder. In the lizard family, we should have gecko, chameleon, iguana.
  • Question 2

Use the information you have just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Chameleon Gecko Adder Iguana Python
EDDIE SAYS
Adder and python are the two odd words out because chameleon, gecko and iguana go together as part of the lizard family.
  • Question 3

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The main difference between monkeys and apes is that monkeys usually have a tail, did you know this?
  • Question 4

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Chimpanzee Gorilla Orangutan Baboon Mandrill
EDDIE SAYS
Baboon and madrill are the two odd words out because chimpanzee, gorilla and orangutan go together as part of the ape family.
  • Question 5

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Feline means the cat family and canine means the dog family. Research these animals if you are not sure what they look like? They do have similarities to domestic cats and dogs.
  • Question 6

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Lion Fox Wolf Jaguar Cougar
EDDIE SAYS
Fox and wolf are the two odd words out because lion, jaguar and cougar go together as part of the feline family.
  • Question 7

The two odd words out don't have to be related but often they are to try and challenge you!

Identifying the category that links the three remaining words is very helpful because you can make a confident choice.

 

Look at these five words. What is the category that links the 3 words that you are going to keep?

 

 

Cumulus  Cirrus  Stratus   Cupid  Arrow

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Clouds
EDDIE SAYS
You may not have heard of these? But, clouds is the category that links - Cumulus, cirrus and stratus. They all have very definite shapes, if you look them up then you can try to keep an eye out for them in the sky!
  • Question 8

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Cumulus Cirrus Stratus Cupid Arrow
EDDIE SAYS
Cupid and his arrow don't belong in this group. The rest of the words are clouds, as we learned in the last question!
  • Question 9

Look at these five words. What is the category that links the 3 words that you are going to keep?

 

 

Unicorn  Rhinoceros  Dragon  Sphinx  Crocodile

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Mythical creatures
EDDIE SAYS
Mythical creatures is the category that links -unicorn, dragon and sphinx. How are you doing? One more to go!
  • Question 10

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong below.  Read the question carefully!

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Unicorn Rhinoceros Dragon Elephant Crocodile
EDDIE SAYS
Did you read the question carefully? If so you would have selected our very own mythical animals, the unicorn and the dragon.
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